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Terry Lynn Brunson

Born: Fri., Feb. 22, 1952
Died: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
Location: LDS Church

10:00 AM to 10:30 AM, Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: LDS Church-Rose Ward Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 11, 2020
Location: LDS Church-Rose Ward Chapel

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Terry Lynn Brunson, 67, of Blackfoot, Idaho, passed away on December 31, 2019, peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends.

Terry was a man who loved life. He pursued many activities like hunting, fishing, snow machining, and horseback riding. He was born February 22, 1952 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Clarence and Lucy Brunson.  He was the eldest of nine children.  He resided in Groveland, Idaho Falls, and Shelley where he graduated from Shelley High School. Terry was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served a successful mission in the California North Mission.

He had many siblings: Corein (Dan) Christiansen, Burdette (Tracy) Brunson, Clarice Mechling, Clarence Reed “C.R.” (Barbi) Brunson, Colleen (Dan) Goree, Celia (Thomas) Beasley, Christopher (Brandy) Brunson, and Carolyn (Ted) Neal.

In his professional life, he was an innovative and accomplished Beekeeper for over 50 years, and an owner of Cox’s Honey Farms. Personally, he was a devoted family man and loved making “fun” out of everything. He will always be remembered as a person, who at the drop of a hat would help anyone in need.  Terry had many abilities and was a jack-of-all-trades. When a problem would arise, that is when he would shine the brightest. He also served in numerous church callings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including Scouting, Primary and as an Elders Quorum teacher.

He and Suzanne L. Belton were married and sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 27, 1975, and had eight children; Kelly (Kevin) Chappell, Melanie (Damon) Lemon, Clayton (Deborah) Brunson, Mandy (Jeff) Seiber, Caleb (Erica) Brunson, Kendall (Andrea) Brunson, Kurtis (Erin) Brunson, and Keenan (Debra) Brunson. Terry married Wanda McRae on March 21, 1998, was later sealed to Wanda, and welcomed Christopher (Ruth) Morrow, Marty Morrow, and Savanna Brunson into the family.  Wanda passed away May 2, 2003. Terry and Linda were married and sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple on October 30, 2003.  He added another branch to the family tree by welcoming Jerry (Kim) Struhs, Michael (Erica) Kirby and Erin Kirby. With his posterity at the current time reaching 46 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in in death by his parents; former wife, Wanda and Dennis Mechling.

A viewing will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 6 pm until 8 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive, Blackfoot, Idaho.  A viewing will also be held prior to funeral services, 10 am - 10:30 am with funeral services starting at 11am, Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Rose ward chapel, 403 North 150 West, Rose, Idaho.  Burial will follow at the Shelley Hillcrest Cemetery. 

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Becky Whitford
   Posted Sat January 04, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of Terry. Prayers of comfort and peace for the Brunson family in this time. You are in our thoughts. Becky Whitford and the whole Speights family (Erin’s family)

Paul and Pat Cox
   Posted Sat January 04, 2020
To Terry's family we're so very sorry for your loss. Terry was a hard worker and had a lot of trials in his short life, but he persiviered and met every challenge straight on. He'll be waiting for us. See you later my friend and nephew.

Brenda Bates
   Posted Sun January 05, 2020
My heart and love is with your family and friends. May you find piece of mind. May God bless and hold you threw these hard times. With all my love Brenda Bates

Lori Mecham
   Posted Sun January 05, 2020
Terry was a really good person. Sorry for your loss.

Jay and Janet Hammer
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
We are sorry to here of Terry’s passing. He was a good friend. He was a hard worker and loved his family. I have a lot of fond memories from Shelley 1st Ward, playing basketball and softball, and just sitting and talking with Terry and others about life. I will miss him! May our Heavenly Father comfort and strengthen you through your difficult times. With love and sympathy.

Roy Cox
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Roy and RaDean Cox family’s.

With condolences and sympathy, he will be missed! Roy and RaDean Cox family

Jason Hallenberg
   Posted Mon January 06, 2020
My wife Heidi and I are so very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I met Terry through farming when he would deliver and place the bees on our farm. He was truly a joy to work with, I learned a lot about the art of beekeeping from him. He was an amazing man and I will cherish the times I worked with him as well as the dinners we shared. We will keep Terry and all of the family in our thoughts and prayers and offer our deepest condolences.

Rick & Cinda Haderlie
   Posted Tue January 07, 2020
Cinda and I offer our sincere condolences in the passing of Terry. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Darrell Taylor
   Posted Fri January 10, 2020
What do you say to the family of a friend you've known sense 9th grade, one you've cried with but mostly laughed with, hunt, fished, snowmobile, and many other things with, thank you for letting me a part of your family. We will miss him, till later my dear friend.

Dane H. Watkins
   Posted Wed January 15, 2020
Dear Brunson Family,

Both Sherry and I wish to express our sincere condolences for the loss of Terry, he was a great man and we are grateful for his service in the community. He will be greatly missed.

Dane & Sherry Watkins

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